Stories by Brian Fonseca

Portable threats

Fabiana Gower considered some unconventional methods to prevent data losses when portable storage devices began appearing in her company's IT environment about three years ago.
"I stopped just short of Super Glue," said Gower, vice president of information systems at Martin, Fletcher, an Irving, Texas-based medical staffing firm.

Written by Brian Fonseca04 Sept. 07 22:00

Putting a new face on the helpdesk

Dictated by the expectations brought about by tightly knit systems management and business process serviceability, organizations are redefining the service desk.
Although vendors have not yet delivered final products to that end, Computer Associates International Inc., Hewlett-Packard Co., IBM Corp. / Tivoli, and BMC Software Inc. are eyeing Web services and open standards as a potential means to bolster the interoperability of their wares.

Written by Brian Fonseca27 Oct. 03 22:00

Consolidation transforms ERP landscape

A flurry of acquisitions among high-profile ERP players has customers and vendors mired in the fallout of a consolidation period.
Industry experts expect large-scale vendors to bolster existing products in an effort to fill the midmarket void that these acquisitions have created in enterprise application arena.

Written by Brian Fonseca13 Sept. 03 22:00

PeopleSoft to buy J.D. Edwards

PeopleSoft Inc. shook the enterprise software application landscape on Monday by announcing that it plans to purchase J.D. Edwards & Co. in a stock deal valued at approximately US$1.7 billion.

Written by Brian Fonseca02 June 03 22:00